As Somalia's roadmap for stability encounters internal political hurdles, the upcoming British conference on Somalia might be the most realistic chance to eradicate extremism and keep the nation together.
The invasion of Somalia has spillover effects in Kenya.
Should the United States choose to support long-term peace and stability over its short-term counterterrorism interests, there is much that it can do to help ensure a peaceful Kenyan election.
Kenya's invasion of Somalia, with U.S. support, is as ill-advised as the last time a U.S. ally tried to remake the fractured country by force.
Al-Qaeda is having a near-death experience, so why is the Obama administration opening a new front against terrorism in Africa?
The international community, particularly the United States, is pursuing a dual-track policy that encourages the very warlordism that is pulling Somalia apart at the seams.
Somalia is now suffering from a drought on top of its civil war. Including women in decision-making roles is part of solving both crises.
It is the height of recklessness for the current crop of uncompromising Republicans in Congress to play political games with our nation's economic soundness.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's violent crackdown of ongoing protests is creating an uncomfortable situation for the United States, which views Museveni as a key regional ally.
The autonomous section of northeast Somalia wants a better deal: for itself and for the whole country.